How Can We Be Sure Artificial Intelligence Is Safe for Medical Use?

April 15, 2019

(NPR) – At her next visit, in February of this year, artificial intelligence software made the call. The clinic had just installed a system that’s designed to identify patients who need follow-up attention.
The Food and Drug Administration cleared the system — called IDx-DR — for use in 2018. The agency said it was the first time it had authorized the marketing of a device that makes a screening decision without a clinician having to get involved in the interpretation.

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